Documentary filmmaker and distribution executive Juergen Hellwig died on April 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. He was 66.

Hellwig was born on August 12, 1947, in Frankfurt, Germany, and eventually relocated to the US in 1974 where he embarked on a career as a documentary producer.

He built up a body of work that included Orson Welles’ Filming Othello, Alain Resnais’ Providence and Hollywood On Trial.

Later in his career, Hellwig became an executive independent distributor for Janus Films, Taurus Films GmbH, KirchMedia Gmbh, E-M-S Media and Juergen Hellwig Entertainment, Inc.

He is survived by his two sons, Sean and Justin, and his wife, Barbra.